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UGA’s College of Education presents workshop on paragraph writing

Athens, Ga. – “Paragraph Writing Strategy,” part of a series of Strategic Instructional Model® professional development workshops for teachers, will be presented by the University of Georgia College of Education Dec. 1-2 at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel.

The two-day workshop will introduce teachers to the foundations of SIM® and prepare them to implement research-based interventions to help students acquire strategies for writing and editing a variety of types of paragraphs for effective written communication. This strategy is targeted towards students in grades 4 through 12 who struggle with written expression. The Paragraph Writing Strategy is an approach for organizing ideas related to a topic; planning the point of view and verb tense to be used in the paragraph; planning the sequence in which ideas will be expressed; and writing a variety of topic, detail and conclusion sentences.

Professional Learning Units may be earned through the workshops, contingent upon approval by individual school district administration.

Developed through the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning from on-going study conducted for more than 30 years, SIM® is an evidence-based model of instruction that provides Learning Strategies and Content Enhancement Routines geared towards students who are struggling to learn in the classroom, including those with specific learning difficulties.

The SIM® workshops require instruction by a University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning-approved Professional Developer. Cost for each two-day workshop is $275. For more information on these and other workshops or to register online, see the UGA College of Education’s office of outreach and engagement at